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VR could let jurors visit virtual crime scenes

philYour ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. The HTC Vive might soon be used for something much more important than gaming: criminal trials. Based on research by Staffordshire University, jurors may soon be taken on virtual tours […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Judges Find Federal Child Porn Sentences Are Much Longer Than Jurors Consider Just

It is not hard to see how we ended up with absurdly long sentences for possession of child pornography. No legislator wants to seem soft on people who like to look at this awful stuff (who are commonly equated with child molesters even if they have never laid a hand on a single kid), and there does not seem to be any political downside to demanding ever harsher punishments for them. The assumption seems to be that, as far as the public is concerned, there is no such thing as an excessively severe penalty for child pornography offenses, even when they do not involved production or profit.

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Jurors who search web during cases could be jailed under new proposals

  Jurors should face up to two years in prison if they search the internet for information about cases beyond what is revealed in court, the Law Commission has recommended. Judges should also be given powers to remove jurors’ mobile phones, and all internet-enabled devices must be confiscated during jury room deliberations, according to the commission’s proposals for reformingcontempt […] View full post on Gregory d. evans